While the holiday season can be a joyous time of year when friends and family gather to celebrate, for many people the holiday season brings additional pressures and challenges.

“It’s important Albertans know help is always available. You are not alone. During the holidays, resources that support the health, safety and security of Albertans will continue to be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Community and Social Services

Important phone numbers

If you require emergency supports to meet basic needs, income support is available 24-7.

  • Income Support Contact Centre: 1-866-644-5135

For anyone facing family violence, bullying or abuse, the following resources are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week,
in more than 170 languages:    

  • Family Violence Info Line: 310-1818
  • Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-387-KIDS (5437)
  • Bullying Helpline: 1-888-456-2323

Help is also available 24-7 for anyone dealing with mental health challenges.

  • Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642

Alberta.ca will have a list of all available government services over the holidays.